This lens is great, for the price & build quality - does pretty much the same job as the canon at a fraction of the price
I originally purchased a Nikon AW110 camera and I'm not sure if it was a lemon or not, but the battery life was terrible, it froze up several times and a lot of the photo's were out of focus. I swapped it for the Olympus TG2 and I have never looked back. The photos are amazingly crisp, the colours are beautiful and it is very easy to operate. It does have a bit of trouble in low light though, but it is the best compact rugged camera I have ever had :)
Easy to operate and produces excellent images. Very happy with this purchase.
A great camera and I am enjoying using it. I have had 2 similar Canon models earlier and this is the best yet, good value for money.
The new AF system on the Mark III is awesome.
Having a second card slot is also handy.
Kids can even use the camera, and its great. It is a great way of capturig those moments you would like to treasure.
Purchased camera based on on-line reviews and store recommendations. Out of the box, image quality was good under day light but flash (at least on the model I purchased) was very disappointing. I ended up returning the camera and replacing it with a Nikon AW100. Although I preferred the lay out of the Olympus and its rubber grips, the Nikon had far superior flash performance and (in my view) image quality. In short, I would not recommend the Olympus if you want a camera that can be used indoors where there is low ambient lighting.
It is quite unique and could probably be better used after a lesson from an experienced user. Every time I try to get some one else to take my photo they screw it up! haha
Have had no access connecting to wifi
User friendly...the best zoom! You can zoom to full potential and it is so clear! amazing!
My husband read reviews and picked the Canon Powershot SX510 HS for me and I am so glad he did. It is easy to use, takes great photos and being able to send the photos straight to the computer is excellent.
Haven't had the camera very long - but so far, I like it very much. I am intending to get along to the 'help' nights - just need to get organised - not too impressed with this 'review' system, it is a bit complicated !!
As a member of a Camera Club and a owner of the Nikon D7000. My new Nikon coolpix S800c is as good as the big camera. And a lot easier to carry. excellent buy. Thanks Ted;s in Melbourne.
I am thoroughly enjoying using this camera. The only criticism I have is that the zoom is jerky. I cannot get a smooth transition when I try to zoom in for a close up.
Really enjoying with the camera, easy to understand photos are of good quality. Got good deal in TED for christmas. Thanks for it.
this is one hell of a tripod and it comes with a bag.omg I love it.
I t is so cool omg omg omg omg omg omg omg I love it ssssssssssssoooooooooooooooo much and it's realy good for school.
What a valuable camera! Very stylish and has a lot of feature. :) It also helps me in learning manual operation. I wish it has a remote function and able to connect to external flash.
The quality of the camera is excellent. Considering they're are a few buttons, it's quite easy to use once I got the hang of it. Takes great photos and the flip screen is fantastic...
Decisions, decisions. Do I go FX, or stick with DX? This is something I grappled with for some time before finally settling on the D7100 as an upgrade move from my D5100 (which was only 6 months old anyway).
Do I regret the decision? In no way whatsoever. I purchased a Sigma 10 - 20 to add to the growing lens collection at the same time and have been pondering, ever since, how i have managed to live without such a combination.
Having just rediscovered the joy of photograph after a decades long break from the days of shooting film, I found the D5100 a perfect aid to tapping into and recalling the memories of capturing light on film. The D7100, though, is a serious jump in creative potential. That there is a noticeable -- to me -- improvement in image quality over the D5100 is a bonus. I'll keep the D5100 as a backup and in situations where I want to have two lenses handy.
If you're teetering on that cusp of a decision between sticking with DX and going to FX, and you have a little collection of decent glass, then it's always going to be a tough call. But, I still reckon the D7100 would be the way to go (unless you're taking the big plunge to, say a D800e).
This is one great LITTLE camera, so easy to use, just slips into your pocket, great for travelling. Can't fault it.
I am currently shooting with Sony’s amazing new A7. I was attracted to the camera because it has the full frame forgiveness that I have come to expect with the best professional quality DSLRs available today, with only half the weight (at 465 g the A7R is less than half the weight of the Nikon D800E). I am also able to use the E-Mount lenses from my Sony NEX6 camera and the A-Mount lenses from my Sony A99. Sony Australia is currently offering an adapter for Nikon, Canon, Leica or Sony up to March 2014 for any customer that buys a body only. Although the lens line-up for the A7 cameras is not great at the moment you can pretty much use what you already have and add the new FE lenses (Full Frame E-Mount) as they become available in 2014.
The A7 and A7R are full-frame mirrorless cameras or ILCs (Interchangeable lens Cameras). They join the outrageously expensive Leica M, which is the only other full-frame mirrorless camera on the market. Being a Mirrorless camera, the viewfinder is electronic rather than optical. A quick glance through an electronic viewfinder (EVF) in a photo store may put some photographers off ownership, but my advice is that once you have used one for a month you will be hooked. The OLED EVF of the A7 offers a large (as large as a full-frame optical viewfinder), high-resolution and constant ‘Live View’ that allows you to use the exposure compensation dial intuitively. All information relevant to the capture (including a live histogram) and camera settings can be access and changed without moving your eye from the viewfinder (as I said; ‘addictive’ viewing). Another great advantage of the EVF is Sony’s Focus peaking option that makes manual focus a breeze (much easier than using Leica’s rangefinder). Basically you can choose to show edges that are in sharp focus highlighted with a colour of your choosing. For really critical work you can magnify the view in the viewfinder.
The A7 uses a 24 Megapixel sensor, which is similar to the one found in the Sony’s top of the range A99 DSLT, Sony RX1, Nikon D600 and Nikon D6100. The A7R uses a 36 Megapixel sensor, which is modified version of the sensor found in the Nikon D800E. This sensor does not have the Anti Aliasing filter (also known as the Low Pass filter), to enable sharper detail at the expense of an increased risk of Moiré (secondary patterning). See http://www.lifepixel.com/blog/anti-aliasing-low-pass-filter-removal for a full explanation of Anti Aliasing filters and Moiré. If you were not aware, Sony’s full frame sensors are currently the best imaging sensors on the market (as tested by DxO Labs http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Ratings) and if you like to recuse highlight and shadow details from scenes with extreme subject brightness range or work at ridiculously high ISOs in very low light, the full frame experience is the only way to go.
The high ISO performance is so good Sony offers the option of working with Auto ISO in Manual Exposure Mode. You get to set the ideal aperture and shutter speed to suit your creative idea and let the camera adjust the ISO so that you can achieve the correct exposure. The dedicated Exposure Compensation dial allows you to override the Meter Indicated Exposure and the viewfinder gives you live feedback of your exposure by rendering the image brighter or darker. After this style of ‘EVF experience’, I feel a sense of loss when having to work with an optical viewfinder.
The size and weight of the A7 and A7R cameras reminds me of the smaller 35mm cameras that I used in the 1980s (Olympus OM1, Nikon FM, FE and FG cameras). The A7 is aslo the same size as the ‘Olympus OM-D E-M1’ with a 4/3 sensor (smaller than an APS-C sensor). The weather-sealed magnesium alloy construction of the A7 and A7R gives a beautifully solid build quality and the amount of buttons and dials that can be fully customized makes working with the camera an absolute joy. I now only have to enter the menus to format the card. The camera does not have remote port, but given that you can use a smart phone via WiFi or NFC (Near Field Communication) to control the camera this is a bit of a non-issue.
I have chosen to work with the A7 over the A7R because I like the option of having the on-sensor Phase detection autofocus for tracking moving subjects that the A7 offers, compared to the higher resolution sensor of the A7R that has no Anti Aliasing filter. The A7R camera would appeal to the landscape, portrait and architectural photographers where resolution and fine detail is of primary importance. I have, however, been capturing images with the A7 and the Sony/Carl Zeiss FE 355mm F2.8 lens and found the images to be amazingly sharp. Because most my output is for Books, Magazines and prints no larger than A2, I am more than happy with the resolution of the 24 Megapixel sensor. The Primary advantages of A7 system ownership for me are:
• Less Weight: I will be able to pack my camera, three FE lenses, carbon tripod (a [Pro]master 525T with Manfrotto 494RC2 head), charger, batteries, external SSD drive and MacBook Pro in my 7KG carry-on luggage. This is simply not possible with a DSLR kit (I can get my DSLR kit down to 11KG if I put the tripod in my checked baggage).
• The ability to work from a hip bag rather than a backpack.
• Class leading full-frame sensor.
• Sharp as a tack, lightweight Sony/Carl Zeiss FE lenses.
• Fully Customizable user interface that nearly eliminates the need to enter the camera’s menus.
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